Samuel Wood Sr. was born August 17, 1752 in Maryland and died April 03, 1832 at Friendship, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
In the name of God, Amen, I, Samuel Wood, of Anne Arundel County and State of Maryland being weak and feeble in body but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make and publish this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, Vizt. - Item, I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Edward Wyvill, all the land and premises of mine on which Doct' Walter Wyvill now lives, lying and being in Calvert County, Maryland to him the said Edward Wyvill and his heirs forever in fee simple.
Item, I give and bequeath to my Grandson William H. Wood, my house in which I live and the lot attached thereto, and also my house and lot now rented to Nicholas McCubbin, the said two lots being in and adjoining the Village of Friendship, and I also give and bequeath to the said William H. Wood all my lands lying and being in Anne Arundel County, Maryland to him the said William H. Wood and his heirs forever in fee simple, and also one thousand dollars current money.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Richard Weems, one thousand dollars current money.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Mary Whittington, one thousand dollars current money.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Susan Wood, one thousand dollars current money and I also give and bequeath unto my said Grand daughter Susan Wood, all the household furniture which I purchased of her father's estate and in the possession of her mother.
Item, I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my property to be equally divided between my two grandsons Edward Wyvill and William H. Wood.
And lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint Joseph G. Harrison and Robert Griffith executors to this my last Will and Testament, revoking and annulling all former Will or Wills heretofore made by me. In Testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this thirtieth day of March Eighteen hundred and thirty two.
Signed, Sealed , published and declared by Samuel Wood, the above named Testator, as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have submitted our names as witnesses thereto, the word "money" [?]… in the first clause.
T. J. [could be another letter] Laurence.
This is a Codicil to my last Will and testament made and added to the same on the same day on which the said Will and testament was executed. I give and bequeath to the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the Village of Friendship on Calvert Circuit one hundred dollars to be by them applied to the building a Methodist Church in said Village or to repair the old one whichever may be determined on. In Testimony that this is a true codicil to my will I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal the thirthieth day of March Eighteen hundred and thirty two.
Signed, Sealed and delivered by Samuel Wood as a codicil to his last Will and testament in his presence and in each other's presence and at his request subscribed by us as Witnesses to the same.
T. J. Laurence
[There were an additional three paragraphs at the end omitted here signed by Thomas S. [?] Simmons, Reg. of Wills, A.A. County verifying the will and the codicil along with the executors and witnesses. These statements were dated April 7th, 1832 and April 18, 1832. Samuel Wood died on April 03, 1832.]
Source: Maryland State Archives, No. CM122, Anne Arundel County, Register of Wills, Book TTS1, 1832, Pages 132-133. Will dated March 30, 1832.
The transcript of this will contributed to the MdGenWeb Project by: Letty Wambaugh, LGaia@comcast.net
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